June 15, 2018
Growing up oh, how I wished I had an Italian grandmother like my neighbor Carla. Every Sunday without fail her nonna would create amazing dishes in their little kitchen in San Francisco, and about once a month, I was invited to join the family. I wasn't allowed to sit in the (plastic coated) living room, so Carla and I would play games or draw in her pink, very frilly bedroom, until dinner was ready. All adults were served wine straight outta the jug - the kids all got a little cut crystal glass with a tablespoon of wine, an ice cube and some water. I really have no memory of the taste of that concoction, but I DO remember vividly the tender pasta and home-made ricotta Carla's nonna made, almost literally, in her sleep. So I've included the first of many Italian house-made delicacies under LEARN. This week, you'll learn how to make perfect egg pasta - in sheets for lasagna, cut up for fettuccine or linguine. Click HERE for your lesson on how to make the pasta, and HERE for your Spinach Lasagne recipe. Click HERE if you want to make a dreamy, creamy WHOLE MILK RICOTTA.